Whirlpool Wins a Round in Dumping Fight With LG, Samsung
The U.S. Commerce Department issued a preliminary ruling Thursday finding that such producers as LG and Samsung violated the law by dumping bottom-mount refrigerators in the United States market. The ruling was the result of an action filed by rival Whirlpool.
"The Commerce Department's preliminary finding of dumping validates the legal actions we are taking to protect our 23,000 employees in the United States and the communities in which they work," Whirlpool Corporation spokesperson Kristine Vernier said in a statement. "When foreign companies like Samsung and LG violate trade laws, they destroy the ability of United States producers to invest, innovate and create jobs here in America."
LG Electronics vowed to "aggressively" contest the ruling.